What's it like when the person you're caring for becomes a St Luke's patient? Families and carers are important to us too.
We understand what it means to be a carer. We value your role in the care of your loved one and we'll do our utmost to support you.
We'll communicate with you in an open and friendly way. Over time, you'll get to know us well. You'll get to know especially well everyone who's looking after the person you care for.
With the consent of your loved one, you'll be able to take part in discussions and choices about their care. We'll also arrange for you to see and speak to medical staff whenever necessary.
If you are currently caring for a St Luke's patient or have a family member or close friend who is a St Luke's patient, you will be able to access our Patient and Family Support services and find out for yourself about the treatments we provide there.
If at any point the person you're caring for becomes an inpatient, you can help look after them while they're in the hospice, if this is what you both want.
If the person you care for is based entirely at home, we'll make sure you know who from St Luke’s is involved in their care, what their role is, how to contact them and how often you can expect us to be in touch.
Other support for carers:
Information on a wide range of topics relevant to carers.
Sheffield Carers Centre
Local and national information and activities for carers; runs a carers' helpline.
Sheffield City Council
Information on support that the Council can provide to carers.
NHS Carers Direct
Information, advice and support for carers.
Asian womens’ resource centre.
Somali carers’ support group.
Tel: 0114 272 8586 E: [email protected]